Fans of WWII German armor will be happy to know that on August 25, Osprety Publishing has slated for release a new book on the Sturmartillerie. Titled Sturmartillerie: Spearhead of the infantry, this new volume is hardcover with 288 pages and authored by Thomas Anderson. Anderson is a specialist in the German armored fighting vehicles of World War II, having written books on the Tiger and the Ferdinand and Elefant Tank Destroyer for Osprey. This new book appears similar in size and format to his previous Osprey hardcovers, at least based on the cover (yes, we know we shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover!) Mr Anderson also written for Osprey a history of the Panzerwaffe in two volumes. The first volume is available now, the second volume will be available next year.
The Sturmartillerie was a key part of Germany’s armoured arsenal throughout World War II. Its armoured assault guns were designed to support the artillery on the battlefield, largely using the purpose-built Sturmgeschütz infantry support gun.
This new and exhaustive study details the development and operational history of this innovative force, as well as describing how its role and the tactics it employed changed from the glory years of Blitzkrieg through to the desperate defence of the last years of the war. It also describes the technical development and evolution of the vehicles employed, and includes combat action reports and excerpts from interviews with veterans.